Angelina Jolie causes riot in Tunisia

2011-04-06 09:10
Los Angeles - Angelina Jolie was forced to cut short her visit to Tunisian refugee camp after a mini riot broke out.

The actress - who is a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador - was on a trip to the African country and her arrival caused hysteria among the Libyan refugees at the Shusha camp on the Libyan border.

As she made her way through, the group - who have fled to Tunisia from their own war-torn country - chanted, "Angelina Jolie, we want to die for you!" and tried to get close to her.

A photographer for website X17 Online said: "The people were beyond excited to see her. There were thousands of refugees screaming her name and chanting. The crowd was closing in on her and her security detail; it was intense."

Mixed reaction

Because of the lack of security, the mother-of-six was forced to cancel half her visit and find shelter in a tent.

The photographer added: "When people found out Angelina was leaving early, they had mixed reaction. Some were upset but still enthusiastic to have her there.

"Angelina was forced to find shelter in a tent and she had to be protected by 30 military personal with machine guns. Angelina really took a risk by going all the way to the Libyan border."

Angelina - who is famed for charity work - was also forced to cancel plans to visit a Moroccan hospital in Tunisia.


  • VuyosWors - 2011-04-06 09:40

    Stupid do-gooder American cow.

      Sme - 2011-04-06 10:39

      I agreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      Snoopy88 - 2011-04-06 13:06

      Well what have you done lately? Donated millions to the poor? Used your celebrity to draw attention to their plight? Sold photos of your children for an exhorbitant amount and then donated it to charity? Adopted children in need of love and family? Thought so...

  • Jules - 2011-04-06 10:03

    Hahah they all wanted to be adopted, thats why.

      LBS - 2011-04-06 11:37


  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-04-06 10:45

    a case of "Adopt or Die"

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